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Tabernanthe iboga (iboga) is an indigenous plant in Gabon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Republic of the Congo. Its root bark contains the psychoactive substance ibogaine, an indole alkaloid that “packs a serious psychedelic wallop” and reportedly acts on the brain “like a hybrid of PCP and LSD”. The cover story of this month titled: “Pharmaceutical Roots: ‘Breaking open the head’ with ibogaine hydrochloride” contributed by LGC Mikromol. Although ibogaine has been illegal in the US since 1967, both anecdotal reports and research studies suggest it is a highly promising candidate as a treatment for addiction. For example, one small, year-long study in New Zealand reported significant success in keeping opioid-dependent participants off drugs. Meanwhile, a programme that treated 51 US combat veterans for trauma-related psychological and cognitive impairment with ibogaine and 5-methoxy-N, N-dimethyltryptamine reported “significant and very large reductions” in a range of symptoms, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The edition has a featured article entitled “Speeding up development of a hypoallergenic haircare formulation” contributed by Asynt.
A team of scientists from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore…Read more
The Solvent Line Monitor from TESTA Analytical is a true plug-and-play addition to any HPLC system designed to detect when one or more of its pump solvent reservoirs are empty and automatically shut-off the system. Read more
The set-up of many critical research and development laboratories may require a sterile path in an out of the working area. Read more
The government has constituted a high-level committee to hammer out a legal mechanism to address the issue of pharmaceutical companies giving inducements for promoting their drugs and products. Read more